Rachel Fulton Brown is a professor of history at the University of Chicago. She is a medievalist. And she has attracted great controversy. Naturally, Jay wanted to talk to her. They talk about being a medievalist. What attracted her to the field in the first place? They talk about “The Lord of the Rings.” And then life in academia, when your views are considered heretical. She is a happy warrior, Professor Fulton Brown, and also a fencer. A woman of parts. And a woman of guts.

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There are 7 comments.

  1. Thatcher

    Medievalists rock! Just ask Dame Alice.

    • #1
    • September 14, 2018, at 1:18 PM PDT
  2. Coolidge

    Very pleased to see Jay take interest in my friend, Rachel. She is, indeed, very gutsy.


    • #2
    • September 14, 2018, at 1:56 PM PDT
  3. Thatcher

    I signed the letter, because I’m about as random a layperson as you might find. Go, Rachel!

    • #3
    • September 14, 2018, at 4:07 PM PDT
  4. Thatcher

    I just signed it too– and, Jay, thank you for introducing us to her! 

    • #4
    • September 15, 2018, at 7:30 AM PDT
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  5. Thatcher

    I watched one of her videos last night.

    Come to see a Steven Pinker thesis demolished (politely). Stay for the general awesomeness.

    • #5
    • September 15, 2018, at 7:48 AM PDT
    • 1 like
  6. Coolidge

    I had the privilege of chatting with Rachel Fulton Brown at a cocktail reception aboard the NR 2015 Alaska Cruise. Myself, Rachel, my brother-in-law Roman and my sister Mary are in this NRO photograph.

    • #6
    • September 15, 2018, at 3:34 PM PDT
  7. Member

    This reminded me that Whittaker Chambers (no relation) also thought Christian medieval thinking and attitudes contained an answer to modern collectivist mania. He published a number of articles late in life. I read them in the library pre-internet; however, I could not find them online.

    • #7
    • September 16, 2018, at 9:34 AM PDT